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Characterization of Antibacterial-Producing Endophytic Fungi of Syzygiumpolyanthum Leaves

[ Vol. 20 , Issue. 4 ]


Rahmita Burhamzah*, Gemini Alam and Herlina Rante   Pages 448 - 454 ( 7 )


Background: Endophytic fungi live in plants’ tissue and can produce the same bioactive compounds as its host plant produces. Syzygiumpolyanthum leaves have known to be one of the antibacterial compound producers.

Aims and Objective: This study aimed to characterize morphologically, microscopically, and molecularly the antibacterial-producing endophytic fungi of Syzygiumpolyanthum leaves.

Methods: The isolation of endophytic fungi was done by fragment planting method on PDA medium. The antibacterial screening was performed using the antagonistic test as the first screening followed by the disc diffusion test method. The morphological characterization was based on isolate’s mycelia color, growth pattern, margin, and surface texture of the colony, while the microscopic characterization was based on its hyphae characteristics. The molecular characterization of the isolate was done by nitrogen base sequence analysis method on nucleotide constituent of ITS rDNA genes of the isolate.

Results: The results found that isolate DF1 has antibacterial activity against E.coli, S.aureus, P.acne, and P.aeruginosa, with the greatest inhibition at 10% concentration of broth fermentation extract on S.aureus with a diameter of inhibition of 13.77 mm.

Conclusion: Based on macroscopic, microscopic, and molecular characterization, DF1 isolate is similar to Ceriporialacerate.


Antibacterial, endophytic fungi, Syzygiumpolyanthum, antibiotic-resistant, immunosuppressant, host plants.


Faculty of Pharmacy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar

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